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ESC 400 Physical Education and Fitness for Special Populations

Examines the special physical education and physical fitness needs of individuals with chronic or functional handicaps.

Credit Hours: 3
(W)

ESC 405 Community Physical Activity Programs

Through didactic and service-learning, students gain hands-on experience in physical activity programming; this includes health and physical fitness assessment, program design, and implementation. Community partnerships are utilized for client recruitment; the client population may change each offering. Students, under the supervision of a faculty member, work directly with a community partner and a client/athlete during the course. Client sessions occur during the scheduled class period, but may be held off campus. Students may be required to submit a background check or proof of vaccinations prior to enrollment.
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

(1) Suggested Pre- or Co-req Courses: ESC 380, ESC 400, ESC 460 (2) Valid adult CPR/AED certification (3) Background check and Proof of vaccinations may be required (4) Instructor Permission

ESC 411 Recreation Leadership and Administration

A study of the organizational patterns and administrative processes involved in leisure-oriented organizations.

Credit Hours: 2

ESC 414 Sports and Society

An analysis of sports from a sociological perspective. Investigates sport theory from historical to modern contexts. Includes a critical appraisal of the expanding literature on the origins, functions and effects of sports in society.

Credit Hours: 3

ESC 450 Tests and Measurement

Open only to junior and senior exercise science majors whose concentration is teaching physical education, and exercise science students whose concentration is adult fitness. A study of the available tests, measurement and assessment procedures for the physical education or fitness instructor.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

ESC 105 and ESC 110 or HSC 200

ESC 460 Physiology of Exercise

Develops knowledge and understanding of the function and limitations of the organism during exercise.

Credit Hours: 3
(W)

Prerequisites

HSC 220 or HSC 230 with a C or better.

ESC 470 Field Work in Recreation

An instructional program that includes supervised pre-professional practice in approved recreational service agencies. Involves observation and participation in planning, conducting and evaluating at the face-to-face supervisory and executive levels of leadership. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

Credit Hours: 4-6

Prerequisites

Completion of 6 credit hours of professional courses and departmental approval.

ESC 480 Internship in Human Performance

Offers practical experience in health and fitness center programming. Admission by application to the department chair. Students must provide proof of current CPR certification, and may be required to provide individual liability insurance. Graded on a pass/fail basis. This course may be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit Hours: 2-12

Prerequisites

Senior academic status and departmental approval.

ESC 485 Undergraduate Research in Human Performance

This course is an experiential education course that focuses on conducting undergraduate research in human performance and working along with a faculty member.  The students will be engaged in project conception, background literature study, methodology, data collection, analyzing results, and possible presentation of research to larger community.  At least 2 hours a week is required for each credit hour.
Credit Hours: 1-8

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ESC 491 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of how to read, present, and interpret data involved in exercise science research. 

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

ESC 380 and senior status

ESC 496 Independent Study in Exercise Science

Independent Study in Exercise Science - A course offered at the discretion of the Health Sciences and Human Performance Department. By permission of instructor and department chair. May include a practicum. May be taken for variable credit.
Credit Hours: 1-8

ESC 499 Special Topics in Physical Education

A seminar and/or independent study incorporating special issues in the field of physical education. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

Junior standing.